View Full Version : More Fiber Malfunctions

Chris Jones
09-12-2015, 12:12 AM
This time I don't even know where to begin.

Load the scene below into 2015.3, render, and you will see:

1. Self shadows are a mess

2. Fibers have a pin stripe down their side

3. Shadows are additive

4. Select Fibers:Layer2 in FiberFX and turn on nodes - now Self Shadow doesn't work, and there are glitches all over the fibers.

a) Activate Fibers:Layer1 in FiberFX and try to get any fibers to render.
b) Set Max Fiber Density to 2 and render
c) Set Fiber Width to 50 and render
d) Save and reload the scene and render
e) Now try to get them to render properly


11.6.3 produces a whole different variety of weirdness.

Unless I have done something rather silly, this does not bode well for realistic head hair...

09-12-2015, 12:41 AM
i only have 11.6.3 that doesn't load the scene 100% properly, but, it seems setting the "Fiber Smooth" to 0 fixes some of the errors

that of course makes the hair look like mechanical pipes... :

not sure if LW Octane with FiberFX has this problem, could be...


( didn't test step "5" in this case )

Chris Jones
09-13-2015, 06:27 AM
Yep, 2015 delivers totally different and equally unusable results. 0 Fiber Smooth in 2015 doesn't have any discernable affect, other than making L-shaped tubes.

09-13-2015, 06:38 AM
yep-yep... reported the bug

Case LWB-1809

Chris Jones
09-13-2015, 07:48 AM
I reported 4 of them. ;)

What's the deal with this now anyway, are we supposed to just make duplicate reports? I don't know where the list of reports are to be found, other than the ones I've made myself. I read something about multiple reports being encouraged so they can gauge the popularity of the bug or some such, but I don't remember where I saw that.

09-13-2015, 08:05 AM
yes, i find it a bit strange that i cannot search for other LightWavers' similar bugs / the same bug

not sure why that is... lack of time maybe

Chris Jones
09-13-2015, 08:07 AM
Maybe they should implement an up-voting system like in Windows 10.

09-13-2015, 09:41 AM
i think they should

with LightWave users always get nice features, but too many super-old feature requests or super-important bug squashes are left behind

hey, 3months 17days until LightWave 2016 ... http://forums.cgsociety.org/images/smilies/arteest.gif